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Be thankful to lose 50 pounds

 

On the top of my mind today are many things.  One of which is WHY some clients really succeed vs. all the others who get mediocre results.  The biggest difference is their THANKFULNESS!! The ones who look for, push into acknowledge and are THANKFUL for every little change that they see or feel, they are the ones who get more changes and BIGGER results.

The clients who complain, find excuses and don’t celebrate the small successes….those clients don’t get the results they desire.

Gratefulness, Thankfulness, Positive outlooks lead to RESULTS!  Focusing on what you can do, Focusing on those who encourage you, Focusing on the small wins, Focusing on never quitting, Focusing on the blessings that you have, etc… One of my current clients Denise of California, she has had amazing success and has lost over 50 pounds in the past 5 months! I attribute much of her success from her thankfulness. She was thankful from day 1, constantly positive, being grateful for the opportunity that was ahead of her and every day since she’s pushed into being thankful. She’s endured many HARD days along the way.  She’s been lonely, upset at the scale, she’s worked through weight loss plateaus but SHE’s Remained Thankful!! That’s the key to her success!

Be thankful for all the little things like:

  • Today I woke up without that sludge feeling
  • Today I don’t have any allergies
  • My headaches have gone away
  • I can see some shape in my arms
  • I can wear a fun workout outfit now
  • I have enough stamina to do a full 30 mins of cardio now
  • I can lift 10 pounds more than I did a month ago
  • My daughter said I look slimmer
  • I am happier and less stressed

This concept of Gratitude and Thankfulness spills over into every area of life.  If you are thankful, God wants to give you more! It only makes sense! When my kids say thanks and act truly grateful for the meals I cook , it makes me want to do it more often.  If they don’t say thanks, or complain that it’s not their favorite, it makes me regret doing it and makes me limit my cooking.

You are in charge of your attitude about things. Get GRATEFUL, Be THANKFUL!!  Always push into what you have and what you can do and what little things you toward the goal. Look for the tiny signs you are heading in the direction you desire and BE blatantly overly thankful and GRATEFUL for them!!  Journal about them, Give praise about them, Boast about them, Get excited because you are on the cusp of your goal.  God will keep giving you more and more if you are truly thankful!!

 

Sept 18th, 2017

Today, I decided that it’s been far too long since I seriously blogged/journaled.  I used to every day (see the ARCHIVES) and I became quite a good writer and typist because of it. Now I can’t seem to even type 2 words without errors…sheesh. If you don’t use it you lose it. I am thankful that I can regain that ability, and already after typing this I feel progress!!

Every Dayness

We are starting our second week of every day in MAY!! Congrats for making it the first 7 days!!

 

Week #2’s focus for diet is to EAT MORE GREENS and in our fitness “Strength”.  I write more about those later.

 

It’s Thankful Thursday today!! Be sure to think about something you are thankful for today. And/Or be extra thankful. The art of APPRECIATION is so powerful.  Reach out to and thank someone, you will be amazed at how much it impacts you in the positive!!

 

Our diet challenge for today is to eat some fish! Each day of the week we have a set diet challenge that is meant to get you thinking about your food intake and help you get out of the “grind” of eating the same things all the time.  Variety in food intake is vital for nutritional and mental reasons.  Try some fish today!  Tuna, Salmon and Talapia are some of the fish I eat.

 

 

Today,  is my first official day of buffing too, yay! The workout on tap is

May 8 (Day 4 of my 10 day training cycle)~ Legs 6-pack of PEPSI ab routine

 

Heading into town for some shopping now, THANKS for reading

The Key to your Motivation is to Encourage others!

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Money, Money!!

I’m sending “Shine in 49″entries off to the judges today~ so that we can get the results announced prior to the HOLIDAY! I can’t believe the 4th of July is almost hear! OH wow! time for the bikini!!  It makes me very thankful to be back to my workouts this week!

1 week off + 3 days of workouts = SORE! SORE! SORE!

I can hardly move today without something hurtin’…OMGoodness~ Then this morning I found out I forgot to take my CREATINE yesterday– it was still sitting on the kitchen counter from yesterday~ DUH!  So I took it, despite it probably not quite as effective since creatine turns to creatinine after it’s been mixed for a a period of time. That’s why it’s best to take shortly after mixing it into your liquid.

My workout total for yesterday ended up great: 10 mins fasted  upright bike intervals and 27 mins total of outside exercise – 6 minute long uphills + additional running/walking for a total of a 27 min workout.

I was greeted at the end of my running trail by a pretty blue snake (thankfully it was dead!)…I guess it’s called a “Blue Racer”

Here’s a pic:

So today I facebook I posted this “I may be odd but money has never seemed to make me take action— So I’m curious…Do you get motivated by $$$$ MONEY $$$$ ~??”

I got some interesting responses…and also figured I should elaborate the meaning behind the question:

When I say I am not motivated by money, I mean it!  I can’t seem to do simple things that could easily make me more $$.  When I look at my to do list money is often there for the taking, but I don’t take action on those items unless my back is against the wall.  I hate that about myself, but I am so thankful that MONEY is not what moves me to action.

I see people “keeping up with the Jones’ “or flaunting their private jets, expensive cars, big houses, designer clothes and other STUFF– and it does NOTHING for me!  I do love having money though— I love not being STRESSED about every penny!  I love being able to give gifts, buy my kids things, afford nice things, but it still doesn’t make me move!

What make me move is deeper– it’s actually LOVE.  I love people, I love seeing people happy.  I love feeling that I can help others.  I love teaching. I love sharing a bit of my happy life with others through positive info, pictures, stories, tips, etc….Love is truly the greatest motivator for me.  I love the thought of making life easier for my kids (with my $$)

I am motivated out of LEGACY.  I am want to be excellent, I want others to be excellent and I want the world to be more excellent because of my contribution to it.  I refuse to sell junk, to HYPE anything I don’t truly believe in.  That’s part of why you don’t see Ads on my website for every fitness product under the sun.  That’s part of why I don’t spam my mailing list with offer after offer.  I don’t want money that makes me be anthing but true to MYSELF!

I also am motivated by RESPONSIBILITY.  “To whom much is given, much is required”…I have been blessed with some amazing talents and I feel I huge responsibility to do them justice!  God gave me so much and I must not squander it!  I have a responsibility to my GOD to do all I can with what HE has blessed me with.  It’s something I take very seriously.

FYI- I grew up in poverty, as did my husband– so don’t think I have “silver spoon” syndrome either– I am at a prosperous place in my life because of my GOD and hard work!

AND…I need to ADD– I don’t think there is anything WRONG with being motivated by money– I think it’s either in your DNA or not…I honestly wish I was more motivated to take action because of money, lol!!  Thanks for all the honest answers on facebook about it!! https://www.facebook.com/buffmother/posts/10151872073415055?notif_t=feed_comment

Love ya’s!!

-M

Shine in 49: Day 25~ Conference Call Recording

We are now halfway done with the contest!!
I’m having good success but also know these final 24 days will bring the most results for me!!  As I shared on our call my biggest success from the first half  of our contest has been that I finally feel “in shape”!!  I have been struggling since being sick in October/November of last year to get that feeling back!  It had seemed for months that I was PLODDING along pushing hard just to regain some sort of fitness level- always PLANTING ENERGY, but not getting any back.  NOW I feel like I’m harvesting energy from my workouts~ I feel the energy coming back to me finally after 6 months of PLANTING!! YAY!! I can’t wait to see where I can take it!! I’m going to the next level baby– right now I’m shining like a 40 watt bulb, but by the end of 49 days I’ll be at 100WATTS!!

 

Our conference call today was about measuring success and also why the scale goes up sometimes even when we think we are doing everything right.  One of the key points I must share is,  “you MUST be thankful for the success you have in order for you to blessed with more!”

If you missed the call- here’s the link to listen:

Scale-measuring-success

OR-

 

Sorry the call had some rough audio…that happens sometimes. I am thinking next week, that I may do a video chat instead of our call??  Not sure, but it’s an idea- I really enjoyed the interaction at the end of the call~ so maybe that’s what the whole call should entail??  Any input would be great!

Okay- my workout for today is: full body lifting and a run– I’m looking forward to it!!
Have a great Thursday!!

-Michelle

Carrie Peck rocks!!

One of my contest team training clients from www.buffmother.com is competing in her first NPC figure contest this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia!! AND she rocks!!

I’ve found that one of the most joyful things for me is helping others SUCCEED!  Success stories like Carrie’s fuel me to keep pushing hard through all the stress and maintain my passion to HELP women succeed!! Joy is truly in found in Helping other Succeed!!

Carrie is an amazing lady who has successfully overcome a severe eating disorder and being in menopause (due to a hysterectomy) to become a FIGURE COMPETIOR and a true BuffMother!  At her lowest point she weighed only 86 pounds.  Since joining Team BuffMother and our support group www.therallyroom.com Carrie has physically and mentally transformed!  The biggest changes I see in  her are on the inside. Carrie has become a proud, confident, content and truly JOYFUL woman!!

Carrie wrote this 2 years+ ago when she first started her journey towards competition:

Hello to you all…My name is Carrie Peck..I am 30, almost 31, on March 10..So not that far away.  I am competing in my first competition in May..I am very excited..I am also very nervous at the same time.  I know I will do awesome with you all on my side..I have 2 boys, Gavinn Apen, whom is 3 and Tanyon Skyler, whom is 10..I have been with my husband, Michael, for 9 years..We have been married for 6..He is my soulmate and I am very lucky to have such a wonderful man in my life..I am a stay at home mom for now..I am going back to work in August due to my baby will be in preschool..Sad but true..I look forward to working with you all..I will give my word that I will give you all 200% and make all of you Buffmothers so proud on that stage..I am so glad and thankful to be here..

Unfortunately Carrie was unable to compete then due to health issues and found out later that she was in full MENOPAUSE at the young age of 31.

But you can’t keep a good woman down….Carrie will be fulfilling her dream by competing in her first figure contest on SATURDAY!!’

GO CARRIE!! you are a sweet angel of a woman and you deserve to see your Dreams COME TRUE! Thanks for not giving up!! You are an inspiration to us all!!!

Love,

Michelle

More new TEAM BuffMother! members daily!!

HI Ya!! I am so excited and so thankful for all the great new members of Team BuffMother! that we get on a daily basis. You ladies ROCK!! I love hearing the determination and RELENTLESS attitudes of women all over the world who want to be HEALTHY…not just for themselves for their families!! Let’s all leave a “Buff Legacy” behind!!!

Thanks so much!! Plese keep sending in the photos and success stories, I love to hear from you–michelle@buffmother.com

Love,Michelle

Thankful Thursday

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Thank YOu all for the super sweet welcome home!
I really am so thankful to have been able to go with DH to Chicago in the first place.  I needed the “rest” so badly!!!
Other amazing things I am thankful for:
All of you~ it is so awesome to have friends and teammates who have such a great enthusiasm for life!!
My MIL~ she watched the kids for us when we were away
Family Friends~ took Gunner with them on a ski trip to CO!!!
My DH~ man he ROCKS!
My Kids~ I sure am blessed with amazing little people in my life!!!
My Jesus~ I am free from the bondages of my sin because of HIM~ AMAZING GRACE!!!
Last night when I layed down to sleep in MY BED! I was very thankful for it…hotels are never as comfy as your own bed :)…
I slept like a baby :)

Anyhow~
on tap for today is to work on a few training programs
workout
go to the park…It is AMAZING outside!!!
unpack

let’s get after the DAY and make it a THANKFUL DAY!!! We all have so many amazing blessings…take a moment to thank God for them!!  Isn’t “thank you” one of the magic words?

Thanks!!!
-Michelle

Happy BuffMother Day!

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Today is the last day of our LOVE Month and I’d like to take a moment to talk about my FIRST LOVE…<a href=”http://www.buffmother.com/MyTestimony.aspx”>JESUS CHRIST my savior.</a>

I yearn to be Christ like in my love towards others…he was such a wonderful testament to true love.
He was PERFECT!  He was a Servant.  He was a Leader.  He was filled with the Holy Spirit. He was a Friend to sinners.  He was Giver.  A Healer. A compassionate soul and HE GAVE HIS own life for ME!!  Now that is some AMAZING LOVE!!

Jesus is my First Love-
“Jesus Loves me this I Know!
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to HIM belong they are weak but HE is STRONG! 
YES!!! Jesus, LOVES ME!!
YES!!! Jesus, LOVES ME!!
YES!!! Jesus, LOVES ME!!
THE Bible tells me SO.”

Here are some GREAT verses about Jesus’ commandment to LOVE others~
‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ “This is the great and foremost commandment. “And a second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.” ( Matthew 22:37-40)

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” ( John 13:34-35)

“Whatever you want others to do for you, do so for them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” ( Matthew 7:12)

“But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward in heaven will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.” ( Luke 6:35)

“Whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant; and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life a ransom for many.” ( Mark 10:43-45)

“If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.” ( John 13:14-15)
LET’s all strive to LOVE like Jesus Loved!!!
~AMEN~

So…today is a beautiful day and I am so thankful for my wonderful life!!  I am SO blessed~
My legs are sore, my butt is sore and I am HAPPY!!
I got my hair done today too!

My plan is to run here in about 15 mins then EAT and then shower….interesting HUH? LOL!!

Have a GREAT Friday, I LOVE YOU!!
-Michelle

p.s. here is a little piece of literature that inspired me today~
<i>An excerpt from www.notreligion.com

FIRST LOVE

John 21:15-23

Once more he asked him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, “Lord, you know everything. You know I love you.” Jesus said, “Then feed my sheep” (John 21:17, NLT).

“Do you love me?” 

After the third time, it probably sounded like a nagging question. However, Jesus wasn’t asking merely to pump up His own ego; He was digging to find Simon Peter’s deepest convictions.

Love is a word we throw around very lightly these days. But it’s way more than hearts, chocolate and romantic movies. Real love involves commitment, sacrifice and loyalty. And Jesus wanted to know if Simon Peter was all talk or if he was ready to live out the love he’d professed. 

Jesus deserved first place in Simon’s life and in his heart, so He continued to drive His point home by asking if Simon really loved Him. Simon, now Peter, wouldn’t be prepared to teach and care for other Christ followers (the sheep) if Jesus wasn’t his first and primary love.

So what about you? Do you love Jesus? Is it just in your head, or does it show in your life? Is He number one or does He get squeezed into the occasional short prayer?

Maybe Jesus is trying to get your attention because He desires your love, your loyalty, your commitment. Let love grow between you and Him. It’s the most amazing love there is.

My FIRST LOVE!…JESUS!!

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Today is the last day of our LOVE Month and I’d like to take a moment to talk about my FIRST LOVE…<a href=”http://www.buffmother.com/MyTestimony.aspx”>JESUS CHRIST my savior.</a>

I yearn to be Christ like in my love towards others…he was such a wonderful testament to true love.
He was PERFECT!  He was a Servant.  He was a Leader.  He was filled with the Holy Spirit. He was a Friend to sinners.  He was Giver.  A Healer. A compassionate soul and HE GAVE HIS own life for ME!!  Now that is some AMAZING LOVE!!

Jesus is my First Love-
“Jesus Loves me this I Know!
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to HIM belong they are weak but HE is STRONG! 
YES!!! Jesus, LOVES ME!!
YES!!! Jesus, LOVES ME!!
YES!!! Jesus, LOVES ME!!
THE Bible tells me SO.”

Here are some GREAT verses about Jesus’ commandment to LOVE others~
‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ “This is the great and foremost commandment. “And a second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.” ( Matthew 22:37-40)

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” ( John 13:34-35)

“Whatever you want others to do for you, do so for them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” ( Matthew 7:12)

“But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward in heaven will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.” ( Luke 6:35)

“Whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant; and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life a ransom for many.” ( Mark 10:43-45)

“If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.” ( John 13:14-15)
LET’s all strive to LOVE like Jesus Loved!!!
~AMEN~

So…today is a beautiful day and I am so thankful for my wonderful life!!  I am SO blessed~
My legs are sore, my butt is sore and I am HAPPY!!
I got my hair done today too!

My plan is to run here in about 15 mins then EAT and then shower….interesting HUH? LOL!!

Have a GREAT Friday, I LOVE YOU!!
-Michelle

p.s. here is a little piece of literature that inspired me today~
<i>An excerpt from www.notreligion.com

FIRST LOVE

John 21:15-23

Once more he asked him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, “Lord, you know everything. You know I love you.” Jesus said, “Then feed my sheep” (John 21:17, NLT).

“Do you love me?” 

After the third time, it probably sounded like a nagging question. However, Jesus wasn’t asking merely to pump up His own ego; He was digging to find Simon Peter’s deepest convictions.

Love is a word we throw around very lightly these days. But it’s way more than hearts, chocolate and romantic movies. Real love involves commitment, sacrifice and loyalty. And Jesus wanted to know if Simon Peter was all talk or if he was ready to live out the love he’d professed. 

Jesus deserved first place in Simon’s life and in his heart, so He continued to drive His point home by asking if Simon really loved Him. Simon, now Peter, wouldn’t be prepared to teach and care for other Christ followers (the sheep) if Jesus wasn’t his first and primary love.

So what about you? Do you love Jesus? Is it just in your head, or does it show in your life? Is He number one or does He get squeezed into the occasional short prayer?

Maybe Jesus is trying to get your attention because He desires your love, your loyalty, your commitment. Let love grow between you and Him. It’s the most amazing love there is.

April Is “Shower Encoragement Month”!!

Well Happy APRIL everyone~
Each month I like to pick a theme…for instance November was I am thankful Month, March was positive Mental attitude month and now to continue on with our MONTHLY tradition…

“I Declare April as SHOWER Encouragement Month!!”

After all…Our Motto here in the TEAM BUFFMOTHER Rally Room is “The Key to YOUR motivation is to encourage others!”

What you GIVE is what you GET~

Let’s make it our goal this month to shower each other with encouragement!!

For instance:
*daily encourage other BuffMothers in the Rally Room by giving heartfelt comments (my daily goal is at least 5)
* send Private messages or emails to others: maybe someone that you’ve lost touch with, Or someone who you have a common bond with, or someone who inspires you…encourage them to keep believing
*take a vested interest in encouraging a friend, family member, gym acquaintance
*encourage your children- their potential is limitless…help them dream and set goals for themselves!!

Whatever it is, take a little extra effort this month to encourage someone else, you will be REPAID for your investment with a rise in your own motivation level!!

After all- April Showers bring MAY Flowers

Love Ya,
Michelle